Best Cocktail Bar in Missouri

The Daily Meal votes The Monarch Bar the Best Cocktail Bar in Missouri in 2020.

To determine the best cocktail bar in every state, we researched national bar rankings and studied menus for innovative concoctions. They also reviewed industry awards and accolades given to drink directors, bartenders and their establishments. The primary focus of the bars on this list is providing the highest-quality cocktails in town.

MISSOURI: The Monarch Bar

Class and creativity meld at the Monarch Bar in Kansas City, Missouri. Plush velvet seating, a Monarch butterfly chandelier, marble center bar and walls covered in modern art create an opulent-like setting that’ll make you feel like a king or queen while you sip a cocktail. And speaking of cocktails, The Monarch Bar goes all out. The menu is organized in a table of contents with a glossary at the end for anyone wondering what exactly is going into their drinks. Drinks at The Monarch Bar are so tasty that the Kansas City hotspot was a semifinalist for the 2019 James Beard Award in Outstanding Bar Program.